Big-Band Jazz Times Four!

Mile High Jazz Band presents the 2022 Jazz Extravaganza

February 22 at the Carson City Community Center

 It’s “big-band jazz times four” when the Mile High Jazz Band and three youth jazz bands present the 18th annual Jazz Extravaganza concert, on Tuesday, February 22, at 7:00 p.m., in the Bob Boldrick Theater at the Carson City Community Center, 851 E. William Street, Carson City. The Extravaganza is sponsored by the Mile High Jazz Band Association as a benefit for youth jazz programs.

Performing with Mile High Jazz Band this year are the Carson High School Jazz Band directed by Nick Jacques, the Carson Middle School Jazz Band directed by Stephanie Van Orman, and for the first time this year, the Reno Youth Jazz Orchestra directed by Vern Scarbrough.

Carson High Band Director Nick Jacques said, “Tickets are just $10 for a fun evening of swingin’ music with all proceeds going right back to our performing groups! Kids under 18 years of age are free, so invite siblings, nieces, nephews, and friends!.” Tickets can be purchased in advance at, or at the door.

This year, the Extravaganza will feature the four big bands, vocalist Jakki Ford, and an intergenerational combo performance. “We enjoy performing with youth jazz bands,” said David Bugli, Mile High Jazz Band leader and pianist.  “After a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, we are excited to bring back the annual event. The student ensembles are impressive and deserve community support.”

Mile High Jazz Band Association is funded in part by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.  For more information, call Mile High Jazz Band at 775-883-4154 or see